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Thursday, May 5, 2022
Interested in staying in Fuquay-Varina to visit friends or family? Moving into town soon but have nowhere to stay during your transition? You are in luck! The owner of FRONT PORCH REALTY has 2 downtown Airbnb locations right in DOWNTOWN FUQUAY-VARINA 1/2 mile from our real estate office! Walking distance to beautiful Downtown where you will find many unique and home-grown eateries, coffee shops, boutiques, thrift shops, and much much more!! They are even pet friendly, take a trip to the Downtown Fuquay-Varina Dog Park, featuring 8 acres of off-leash fun for your pups! Both AirBnb locations offer fully equipped kitchens, a washer and dryer, and are dog and family friendly. There are local menus in each as well as suggestions for local favorites! Fuquay-Varina has so many amenities that make our small-town such a sought-after place to live. From multiple breweries to the cutest boutiques around. Come explore this Southern Wake county gem!   Vintage Downtown Rancher, 2 Bedroom / 1.5 bath home in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Centrally located to walk to historic downtown Fuquay as well as downtown Varina. Family and dog friendly with fenced backyard for kids, dogs and relaxing. Modern vintage décor with lots of natural light and useful amenities. The kitchen is fully equipped for your stay and laundry is available.
Downtown Bungalow, 2 Bedroom / 1 bath home in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Centrally located to walk to historic downtown Fuquay as well as downtown Varina. Family and dog friendly with backyard for kids, dogs and relaxing. Farmhouse décor with lots of natural light and useful amenities. The kitchen is fully equipped for your stay and laundry is available.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Welcome Home to 252 Golf Vista Trail, Holly Springs | 12 Oaks 12 Oaks Golf Course Community is a family-oriented neighborhood that you will be happy to call home right in the heart of Holly Springs. This private club is filled with so many delightful and useful amenities you are certain to enjoy every day of the year whichever season it may be! On the grounds of 12 Oaks you will find the Clubhouse with an enchanting members-only dining room along with an upscale bar full of conversations with friends waiting to be had. Their award winning Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus is one that will keep you on the greens everyday. Enjoy private event spaces for parties of all kinds and three swimming complexes filled with saltwater and splashes during the hot months. The elegance and peace of mind that has surrounded this community is sure to bring homeowners tranquility and many memories throughout the years to come. We spoke with the homeowners of 252 Golf Vista Trail and asked them a few questions regarding their beautiful abode. Here is what they had to say - What first attracted you to your home?
"The neighborhood. We enjoyed the several amenities the neighborhood offered. Three pools with water slides, three playgrounds, greenways, and a clubhouse with a pub!"
Any memories in your home that you would like to share with your buyer?
"Enjoyed Summer nights on the large patio with firepit and music."
What would you consider is your home's best selling feature?
"The open floor plan allows family to all be together while still allowing separation for working from home."
Anything about the location or neighborhood of your home you would like to share?
"Perfect location to Holly Springs and Apex. Holly Springs shopping center is 1 mile away and Downtown Apex is 10 minutes away!"
Anything else?
"The Clubhouse offers monthly events for families! i.e. Halloweenfest, Polar Express, Easter Brunch."
This gorgeous home was sold in Coming Soon status and site unseen! WOW!
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
As we approach the New Year it is a great time to buy a new home. If sellers are listed at this time of year, you know they need to sell and there's sure to be less competition when making offers. Would you like to do a Rent vs. Own Comparison? Need to get Prequalified? Wondering what the current rates are? Interested in Prepayment Savings? All this can be discovered on my webpage, click here. If you prefer to meet face to face contact me at 919-762-3502 and we can set up an appointment today. I highly recommend hiring a realtor to help you. The seller typically pays the realtor and they work for you, helping you negotiate the contract and find the perfect home. Happy House Hunting! Shellie King Senior Mortgage Banker/NMLS # 919284 First Citizens Bank 919-762-3502
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Front Porch Realty chatted with local veteran lender Alex Macklin about finding the right mortgage for your needs. Alex has been a community leader in Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs for over 20 years and is wonderful at explaining the mortgage process to our clients. Finding the right mortgage financing program for your new home or construction/permanent project can be complex. Allow me to navigate the complex mortgage products for you and tailor the best financing option for your needs. With over 20 years of experience in the mortgage business, I can help connect you with the right resources to ensure a positive experience. From the first-time buyer to the seasoned buyer and even the person who wants to build a new home, I can help prepare you so that you enter into the home buying/building process with confidence. I encourage clients to take advantage of my free loan pre-qualification service and to make this your first step in the home buying process. The Real Estate market is blazing hot right now and there are multiple offers coming in for most homes on the market. It is important to have your ducks in a row when you are ready to make an offer so that you can increase your odds of having the winning bid. Most purchase offers must be accompanied by a loan pre-qualification letter to ensure that you are a serious and qualified buyer. Don’t lose your opportunity to buy the home of your dreams by skipping this important first step. Since 1950, United Community Bank, “The Bank That Service Built” has provided our clients with the service level of a community bank but with the resources of a larger bank. UCB offers all of the standard Conventional, FHA, USDA and VA loan programs but we also offer niche portfolio products that help us offer financing to a broader client base. One example is a cost savings single-close construction to permanent program for clients who wish to build and finance a new home. By closing the construction and permanent loan at one single attorney closing, there are no additional fees at the end of the process. The program also allows for a one time float down option on the interest rate when the home is complete so you can capture the best rate the market has to offer while at the same time receiving rate protection during the construction period. Other unique product offerings include: • Conforming and Jumbo Portfolio loans • Special 100% financing programs with no Mortgage Insurance for Medical Doctors and Dentists • PATH affordable housing program for the purchase of an owner occupied primary residence with 100% financing, fixed interest rate and no mortgage insurance for certain census tracks within United Community Bank’s footprint Join me and the team at Front Porch Realty to make homeownership a reality! Alex Macklin Vice-President/Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator United Community Bank Mortgage Services 325 N. Judd Parkway, Suite 200 Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 Phone: 919-586-3115 Email: alex_macklin@ucbi.com Website: United Community Bank
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
We recently had an opportunity to catch up with Eric Coates of Detailed Home Inspections Inc. about the affects that water can have on your home. Here is what he shared with us. Water is not your house’s friend! I really do love my job. However, there are days that I do not like my job. Hurricane Matthew came through our area in 2016. It dumped 10 inches of rain that day. I had the privilege of performing two home inspections that day!

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